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Esports Integrity Coalition rebrands to Esports Integrity Commission

Esports Integrity Coalition has rebranded to Esports Integrity Commission, as announced during ESI London. The not-for-profit association has changed its identity to “more meaningfully target the integrity needs of the esports industry.” Logo credit: Esports Integrity Commission Ian Smith, Commissioner of Esports Integrity Commission discussed the rebrand: “I am really proud that we have reached the […]

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What went down on day one of ESI London

Franchising in esports, the convergence of pop culture and esports, and the potential of mobile esports; these are just some of the topics that were discussed on the first day of ESI London. Take into account the networking opportunities and it’s undeniable that the event has not been one to miss so far. Photo credit: […]

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NRG, Rogue and Luminosity secure Call of Duty franchises

NRG Esports, Rogue, and Luminosity Gaming have secured what’s expected to be the final three franchises in the upcoming Call of Duty league. NRG Esports has acquired Chicago, London is owned by Rogue’s parent company ReKTGlobal, and Luminosity Gaming’s parent company Enthusiast Gaming has bought Seattle alongside Aquilini Investment Group. Photo credit: Call of Duty ReKTGlobal, […]

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Riot Games increases professionalism of four European Regional Leagues

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced off-season changes for four of its European Regional Leagues, aiming to increase their professionalism. The goal is to bring the leagues closer to the LoL European Championship (LEC) by creating a more professional atmosphere and system. Photo credit: Riot Games The leagues that will changed are Spain’s SuperLiga Orange, France’s Ligue […]

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PA Media and PandaScore partner to provide esports data to sportsbooks

UK-based multimedia news agency PA Media has announced a strategic partnership with esports data provider PandaScore that’s aimed at sportsbooks across Europe and the United States. The deal will see PA Media’s betting division act as PandaScore’s exclusive data distribution partner for bookmakers across UK and North Europe. It’ll also represent the company non-exclusively stateside. Logo credit: PandaScore Michael Grenham, […]

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Veloce Esports receives investment from Eric Tveter

London-based organisation Veloce Esports has received investment from Eric Tveter, former Central Europe CEO of Liberty Global. Tveter’s investment is part of an angel funding round for the organisation, though no financial details or additional information have been disclosed at the time of writing. Photo credit: Veloce Esports Rupert Svendsen-Cook, Business Director of Veloce Esports discussed the investment […]

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Battalion 1944 added to the bill at epic28

UK-based event organiser epic.LAN has teamed up with developer Bulkhead and custom PC company Chillblast to host a Battalion 1944 competition at its upcoming event. The tournament has a prize pool that will be based on the amount of teams that sign up to compete, ranging from £6,000 to £15,000. Image credit: Battalion 1944 Aaron Baker, Community Manager at Bulkhead […]